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The Famous Mormons website www.famousmormons.net began in 1995, soon after the Internet began spreading across the world.

My interest in Famous Mormons began while I was serving as a full-time missionary  for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Southern California beginning in 1978. I had many conversations with people about a television show that had some of the LDS Church teachings subtly mixed into the program. The show was a science fiction drama called Battlestar Galactica. The executive producer was Famous Mormon Glen A. Larson.

For someone to be added to the site, I may come across a press item that mentions the person is a member of the Church. However, most of the additions come through e-mails. After I receive an e-mail, I check the Internet to see if there is anything mentioning the LDS membership of that famous person.

The Famous Mormons webpage pages gives a few lines or a small paragraph about each person, but I have expanded to creating a collection of short biographies of some of those on the site.  

My sources in finding this information have been the Internet, books, information from the family and friends of the people, and often from the Famous Mormons themselves.

What makes someone a Famous Mormon? Well, if I have heard of them and they are popular outside of the Church, that's a good start. Also, if enough people e-mail me to tell me to add the person to the page, then he or she is famous. In other words, there really aren't strict rules to determine which people are added to the website, other than they are Mormon, are interesting, and recognized in a public way.

The LDS Church now has more than 15 million members, so naturally I have only included a small number of those people who deserve to be called famous. Keep those ideas coming about who should be included on the website.

You will also see I am not attempting to judge activity in the Church or political preference. I once received a lengthy e-mail about one of the U.S. senators who was included on the website. The person felt I should remove the senator from the website because he didn't have the same political values as the e-mail sender. Needless to say, I didn't remove him.

You may see someone on the site I have included and say to yourself, I have never heard of that person. That is because I have included someone who I think is worth learning about. Either that person has a great story to tell or is very talented and will likely be famous soon!  Check out the many pages on www.famousmormons.net   and keep checking back.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why isn't so-and-so listed on your site?  The most likely reason is that the webmasters simply haven't heard of them yet. Or they have announced they are no longer practicing members of the church.
    • Richard Dutcher said: "As many of you know, I am no longer a practicing member of the church."   Note from Famous Mormons: Mr. Dutcher is a great filmmaker and Gods Army is still one of this website owners favorite movies!   
    • Steve Benson is not listed on this site because he has had his name officially removed from the records of the Church.
    • Tal Bachman was removed from the site when he officially had his name removed from the records of the Church.
    • Randy Bachman emailed Famous Mormons and said he is no longer a Mormon.
    • Jimmy Eat World was removed from the site at a band member's request stating that no one in the band is active.
    • Paul D. Boyer chemist was removed after he wrote A Path to Atheism "My views have changed from a belief that my prayers were heard to clear atheism."
    • MAROON 5 guitarist James Valentine has given up his life as a Mormon - because the religion is the "polar-opposite" to the lifestyle he now chooses to live. The 28-year-old was brought up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a form of Christianity, but admits his career as a rocker has forced him to part ways with his childhood religion. ww.pr-inside.com
    • Will Swenson

      I donít practice Mormonism at all anymore, but I grew up in a Mormon family. . . . [In the LDS culture they] do these faith-promoting films of stories from the Book of Mormon, testimony-building dramatizations. Iíve played prophets from the Book of Mormon, Iíve played Jesus. Matter of fact, if you go to Salt Lake to the big Mormon visitorsí center, they play a big movie and Iím the voice of Jesus in

      that. Of course, theyíll probably shut it down knowing Iím doing Hair on Broadway.

      Brendon Urie says he is no longer a Mormon and Music is his religion  but he is kind towards the church.

  2. How famous does a person have to be?  Actually that depends on their occupational field, but generally, they have to have a "national" or "professional" following.
  3. How "Mormon" does a person have to be?  Activity levels are not considered when deciding to list someone on the site.  Generally, they have to be baptized and not excommunicated.  Most of the exceptions to this rule are found on the rumor page and in the infamous page.
  4. How do you know they are Mormons?  Usually because they have said so to a member of the press, who thought it was interesting enough to write about.  And sometimes we receive email messages from members of their family or members of their ward.
  5. What if I don't want to be listed?  Your fans might be disappointed (it was probably they who recommended your inclusion), but we don't want to list anyone who does not wish to be listed, so simply send an email message, and you will be removed as soon as possible. Email Ron
  6. How do you keep up with so many celebrities?  There are a lot of celebrities listed here at Famous Mormons.  The webmaster is very grateful to his readers for helping him keep up with the careers of their favorite Famous Mormons. 

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Site History

  1.  The Famous Mormons Webpage began in 1995 created by Ron Johnston. 
  4.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 2 Jul 1998.
  6.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 02 Mar 2000.
  7.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 01 Feb 2001.
  8.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 02 Feb 2002.
  9.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 02 Feb 2003. Famous Mormons moved from the ronj.webpipe.net domain to the morgannews.us domain, and a new easy to remember URL was created: famousmormons.net.   08 Dec 2003.
  10.  Click here to see an archived version of the main page from 21 Feb 2004


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